Hyundai Rotem bags Cairo metro train contract

Mr Kamel al-Wazir, has signed a contract with Hyundai Rotem for six trains, which will operate on Metro Line 2. The order is part of a £E 30bn ($US 1.8bn) integrated plan to renovate lines 1 and 2.

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Greater Cairo, Egypt (Metro Rail News): A delegation of Hyundai Rotem headed by vice chairman, Mr Yoon Yeocheol signed the contract with al-Wazir, South Korean ambassador on August 7, 2019.

The contract to supply 48 metro trains for Line 2, which Hyundai Rotem was awarded in June. Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), a division of the ministry of transport, selected Hyundai Rotem to supply 256 metro cars for the phase three extension of Cairo metro Line 3 in 2017.

“The delegation there were other upcoming metro investment opportunities, including upgrading the existing Alexandria – Abu Qir branch line to electrified metro, which is due to be tendered internationally” said Minister.

The delegation also discussed the possibility of cooperating on a number of railway projects such as the construction of the Manashy – 6th of October City line, which would ease freight transport between the Port of Alexandria and the dry port at 6th of October City, and a feasibility study into the Hurghada – Safaga – Qena – Luxor line.  

Other proposed projects discussed include track doubling of the Mansoura – Damietta line, resignalling the Tanta – Mansoura – Damietta line to improve safety, increasing rail freight between Damietta Port and the Red Sea as well as the possibility of manufacturing locomotives.

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